15 Sep '11, 8am

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northeast #japan

TOKYO - An offshore quake with a magnitude of 6.2 shook northeast Japan and swayed buildings in Tokyo on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued, seismologists said. The quake struck at 5:00 pm (0800 GMT) off Ibaraki prefecture in the Pacific, some 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) under the seabed, the US Geological Survey said. Tokyo Electric Power Company said the quake caused no damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant which was crippled following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Hajime Motojuku, a TEPCO spokesman said: "So far, no abnormality has been monitored in our water reprocessing and radiation monitoring systems. The earthquake has not affected our operations." The USGS put the epicentre of the quake 156 kilometres east-northeast of Tokyo, where an AFP reporter said buildings were felt to shake for around a minute. The website of the Japan Meteorological Age...

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